What to bring on a Maldives trip
No travel list would be complete without the Maldives, and this beautiful archipelago is always at the top of the destination chart. The Maldives will be the destination of choice for its recreational opportunities and island views. Tourists spend most of their time on the picturesque island. They must pack the right clothes and shoes to make their trip seamless.
Apart from that, there are a few extra items you should bring with you before heading to the Maldives. This article will walk you through some of the must-have items in your travel bag.
Ultimate Packing List
Sunglasses: Always keep a pair of sunglasses to avoid direct UV rays. Your glasses also protect you from the sun's glare when reflected off the water. Put on your nice glasses and take a stroll in the sun on the beach.
Sunscreen: Do some in-depth research and you will learn that the Maldives is located in the tropics. Your body is exposed to direct sunlight, so keeping sunscreen in your bag can help you relax on a sunbed on a sunny day.
Dry Bag: A full-size dry bag can be handy for carrying valuables while on a boat trip, snorkeling, or any other recreational activity. Things won't get wet and you can keep your phone and other electronics in this bag.
Sun hats: If you are a skin-conscious person, sun hats are a must for you. These hats cover your face and protect your skis from UV radiation. Buy sunscreen from a nearby store before leaving as it will cost you a lot of money to buy it from the Maldives.
Wet bag: As the name suggests, this bag is used to carry wet towels, clothes and slippers when you need to return to your hotel. It's a good idea to keep wet clothes away from other items.
Snorkeling gear: This is the most common item found in every shop and resort in the Maldives. However, in this pandemic, it is recommended that you buy snorkeling gear and use it while swimming. Otherwise, you can buy one for yourself at low rent.
Underwater Camera: The transparency of the sea water will let you experience the underwater world. You'll love capturing marine life and yourself in photo form, so don't forget to bring your underwater camera before you leave.
Swimsuits: Bring as many swimsuits as possible depending on the number of days you will be in the Maldives. Women can pack bikinis and lenses; however, men can wear swim trunks and shorts on sunny beaches.
Kaftans: These are lightweight dresses that cover the body after coming out of the water. Women can walk on the beach in kaftans, and their bodies will not be harmed by direct sunlight.
Footwear: No need to bring heels and special shoes as you will be spending most of your time at the beach without any footwear. Keep your diving shoes on for swimming and other water activities. Sandals and flip flops will be a great addition to your packing list.
Remember, as a Muslim country, the Maldives does not allow you to wander its streets without proper clothing. Visitors must cover their knees and shoulders before going out.
The destination point sells all the essentials, but buying these items from the Maldives can break your budget. It's wise to pack all the necessary items, including clothing, sandals and flip-flops, sun hats, and sunscreen, in your bag so you don't feel compelled to buy anything from there.